|Looking ahead...destination unknown|
Long Island's Chris Algieri may not have done all that great against Manny Pacquiao last fall, but the man is nothing if not persistent. Yup, here is a guy who just won't quit. Those who are yawning at this fight should keep in mind that Algieri's stock will go way, way back up if he pulls off the upset here.
The bout, which will be aired live on Spike TV as part of the successful Premiere Boxing Champions series, will go down May 29th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. This is very good news for Algieri. For the fight will basically be held in his own back yard, and will appear on free primetime television, as well. Talk about a comeback.
This will be no walk in the part for the New Yorker, however. Don't listen to the naysayers, Khan is the real thing. The guy truly has the fastest hands in the division and he's learned from previous mistakes. That's something that can't be said for Algieri- at least not yet.
While many see Khan is man who's perpetually left at the Mayweather-Pacquiao alter, he's looking towards the future here. Once people are done snarkily rolling their eyes, they'll watch and then be impressed with the winner of this bout.
That means to the victor may well go a bright future. Manny and Floyd are the current kings of the world, true - but both men are aging, and time is the true undefeated champion of the fight game. With John David Jackson in his corner these days, Algieri will undoubtedly enter the ring well prepared.
Khan will, too, however. For the man is hungry. Very hungry.
Don't write this one off.